Essay about Museum: John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe’s Laundry . ” 5

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During the twilight hours of Saturday, August 4, 1962, Marilyn Monroe died as a result of an overdose of barbiturates, a prescription drug. The motion picture star’s death certificate reads “probable suicide” although all the evidence surrounding the death of the renowned movie star indicates one of the most covered-up murders of the time. “Strange sounds were carried on the wind during the night-shouting and the crash of broken glass. Neighbors reported that a hysterical woman had yelled, ‘Murderers! You murderers! Are you satisfied now that she’s dead?’” Reports later confirm that woman to be Pat Newcomb, Monroe’s best friend and companion of both R.F.K and J.F.K. 1 At the time of Monroe’s death, the public had not yet been made aware of the fact that Marilyn had had an affair with the President and that she was currently seeing the Attorney General. These relationships are the most substantial when proving her murder because, earlier on in day, Marilyn had threatened to tell the world of the affairs. This unquestionably would have destroyed the careers of both, John F. Kennedy as well as his brother, Robert F. Kennedy. “In a crush of time and extremity the film star’s home was carefully rearranged, telephone records were seized, papers and notes were destroyed-and a frantic phone call was placed to the White House.”2 Marilyn’s close confidant, Pat Newcomb had spent the night before her death at Monroe’s Brentwood home. “Newcomb said that when she left on Saturday, nothing indicated the impending tragedy. ‘When I last saw her, nothing about her mood or manner had changed…she even said I’d see her tomorrow.’” Five hours later Marilyn Monroe was dead.”3

When Clemmons, the first police officer to arrive at Monroe’s residence, examined the murder scene, he found Marilyn’s maid in a questionable situation. “Searching through the sparsely furnished house which seemed rather small and inelegant for the house of a film star, he found Murray in the service porch off the kitchen, where both the washer and dryer were running… Clemmons thought it odd that the housekeeper was doing laundry in the middle of the night while her employer lay dead in the bedroom.”4 “Murray admitted to Clemmons that she packed her things before calling the police, called the interior decorator to fix a broken window and did Marilyn Monroe’s laundry.”5 Murray claims that Marilyn’s window had been broken in an effort to get into the room when Monroe’s door was allegedly locked and the maid had felt uneasy about her light being on, and the phone cord being drawn out through the bedroom door. If Marilyn’s window had been broken from the outside to get to her as Murray maintains, the glass would have fallen inside the house rather than on the exterior of the residence as it was discovered. Signifying that Murray had fabricated her account of the story about breaking the window to get into the room, when in all likelihood, the perpetrators of the crime broke the bedroom window from the inside to make it look like that was how they got in.6 “Greenson, Monroe’s psychiatrist, stated that Monroe was found clutching a phone-probably trying to call for help. Clemmons found it odd that she didn’t just call to get her maid who was scarcely a loft down the hall.”7 Murray said she became alarmed at Marilyn being in danger by a light she saw under Marilyn’s door on her way to the bathroom. This is impossible because one cannot view Marilyn’s door on the way from the bedroom to the bathroom. Additionally, Marilyn’s rug covers up all the light from the bedroom. Therefore, she could not have possibly seen any light at all.8 Lawford said that while talking to Marilyn earlier in the evening, that the line on the phone went dead. He tried to call back several times but the line was busy. Marilyn had two phone lines. If he was so concerned, he would of called the other one as well.9

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